TEMPE, Ariz . – 20th Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising and McFarlane Toys announce a licensing agreement to produce action figures based on Fox's multiple Emmy -and-Golden Globe award-winning program – 24 . In an affirming nod to how much the actors and series resonates with its peers, 24 has received multiple Screen Actor Awards nominations and has won two awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Kiefer Sutherland.
Two figures of the show's hero, Jack Bauer (played by Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner, Kiefer Sutherland) are currently in production. Both are packaged as boxed sets and taken directly from scenes from the action-packed drama on Fox.
"Without question, 24 is one of TV's biggest cliffhanger programs," says McFarlane Toys' CEO Todd McFarlane. "Kiefer Sutherland does an amazing job as Jack Bauer, the biggest reason people tune in each season. I know a lot of our fans will be excited to hear about us making figures of one of TV's top action stars."
"All of us here at Fox are genuinely excited about the upcoming 24 product release from McFarlane Toys – Todd and his team have built their reputation on bringing innovation, creativity and magnificent attention to detail across all their intellectual property offerings. The passionate fans of 24 will not be disappointed and are eagerly awaiting this product launch," stated Michael Peikoff, Vice-President Domestic Licensing for 20th Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising.
One of the most innovative, thrilling and acclaimed television dramas, 24 follows twenty-four consecutive hours in the intense life of Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), a maverick anti-terrorist agent from the state-of-the-art Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU). Each episode covers one hour of real time and each season's unique storyline unfolds in one heart-stopping day.
McFarlane Toys' 24 action figures are expected to hit store shelves in August and December 2007. Check back on Spawn.com for more information.